Polygala nana / Milkwort Family
March 16, 2008
I found this plant growing in a pine forest on the Bear Lake trail at Krul Lake Recreation Area. The forest had been burned recently in a controlled burn. Strangely, fire is an important part of the pine forest ecosystem, it clears out much of the underbrush that would shade out and eventually kill many of the wildflowers. Note the 2 tiny red Sundew plants in this photo.